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Rising Rates of Chronic Health Conditions: What Can Be Done?
Rising rates of chronic conditions will be the focus of a Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) conference on July 31 -- the first of four conferences on significant health policy topics sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA), DMAA-The Care Continuum Alliance and the American College of Preventive Medicine.
The conference, titled "Rising Rates of Chronic Health Conditions: What Can Be Done?" will convene leading experts to discuss the causes, prevalence, costs and consequences of chronic conditions. Panelists also will discuss the potential policy options and roles of various stakeholders-including employers, health plans, patients, Medicare and Medicaid, and physicians and hospitals-in preventing chronic conditions and improving the care of people with chronic diseases.
The July 31 conference will be the first of four conferences organized and conducted by HSC and sponsored by PhRMA, DMAA-The Care Continuum Alliance and the American College of Preventive Medicine. Under the sponsorship arrangement, HSC and the three sponsoring organizations jointly choose the conference topics, while HSC is solely responsible for organizing and conducting the conferences.